Art / Cheo

Morph transformed into graffiti artist

By Bristol24/7, Wednesday Apr 12, 2017

Bristol’s favourite plasticine 40-year-old has been given a street art makeover.

Morph will be playing a large part in this year’s Upfest, with a giant mural by Bristol graffiti artist Cheo painted live at the festival and smaller portraits also appearing across Bedminster and Southville over the three days of the festival from July 29 to 31.

Prints of Cheo’s version of Morph (above) are now available as a reward on Upfest’s new crowdfunding campaign, which hopes to raise £20,000 to help pay for infrastructure and to provide additional materials to the festival’s 300 artists.

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“We are very honoured to be working with Aardman to celebrate Morph’s 40th birthday at Upfest 2017 by bringing together two of Bristol’s most famous exports, Aardman and street art,” said Upfest’s Steve Hayles.

Aardman creative director and co-creator of Morph, Peter Lord, added: “I’m so happy that Morph will be taking part in Upfest this year. It’s a fantastic local event celebrating the creativity at the heart of Bristol.

“And I love Cheo’s version of Morph. It fits so well with his artistic and mischievous nature!”

To donate to Upfest’s crowdfunding campaign, visit www.fundsurfer.com/upfest

 

Watch a video of Cheo creating the Bristol24/7 July 2016 magazine cover  

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